Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
school when i went there in boston university that's how you ask a question. it's gone. that's why it's a total waste of time, kristen, am i wrong. >> i do think he was pushed a little harder than you are giving some of those journalists credit for. he was asked question about questions tall crif in the past, president obama, you caved to republicans in 2010 fiscal cliff when it came to the tax rates because you said we can't let the rates go up because it will hurt the economy. why should republicans in congress believe you are not going to cave now? >> bill: with all due respect to you, because that's not a bad point. it's such an easy dodge. he took 8 minutes to dodge it. >> he took a long time to dodge these things. >> bill: oh, well, you know, i had to do it back then because, you know, we had a bad economy. but now the mandate the folks want this and that. i'm not going to do it and i'm the greatest guy. you just don't get any information. >> you know follow up. economy so much better now that we now can afford the economic. >> bill: did you hear that follow up question, kristen?
Nov 6, 2012 12:00am PST
tomorrow. that's what always happens. joining us now from boston, democratic consultant here in new york democrat and fox news analyst kirsten powers. you just listened to carl rove, right? >> um. >>um did his prediction make you sad? you can tell i'm wiping away the tears from my eyes. look, i think that people are looking at the polls in completely different ways. carl is looking at sort of the public polls and things. they are weighted the wrong way. you can't really rely on these. i'm more in the other camp. i'm going on the idea that i think these polls have been pretty consistent across the board when i talk to people who know about polling, are seeing internal polls. they feel these polls are in line. and i think they point to an obama win. >> bill: you are banking your analysis, powers, on the polling? >>. no i'm banking my analysis on talking to people who are familiar with internal polling in the states that they say is pretty consistent with an obama win. >> you know what struck me, marianne as being very strange today seeing president obama go up to wisconsin. a state or
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
romney up by 2. and nbc has the president up by 6 points. got all that? joining us now from boston, david. he directs polling. >> he want to run it down from your point of view. you have canvassed the whole country, know what's going on. ohio, how do you see it? >> i see it really close. if you look at the last four polls, it's one point. 1 through 8 the poll was average four to five points. what we look at is the head-to-head number. the last three consecutive polls, excluding the two you mentioned were at 48. that's a sign of vulnerability. obviously you have seven candidates on the ballot. i think those polls that had the plus four, plus five overstated obama's support because they overcounting a strong democratic county, and they had a party differential in those polls of democrats with an 8 point advantage party affiliation. >> so you see romney momentum in ohio? >> i see romney strong enough to be within a point. and that's exactly where the last four polls showed him. >> so the governor has a very, very -- he has a very good chance in ohio. how about florida? >> i don't thin
Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
center for advanced studdies and from boston lt. colonel david hunt. tell me about general allen. >> general allen is a good man. he is an active duet four star marine general who took over in afghanistan for then general david petraeus who goes to the cia. general allen is now on hold but he was being nominated to command europe and be the nato commander. >> bill: i'm not exactly sure what he is alleged to have done. do you know what they are saying? what's the buzz as they say in military circles? >> he is being -- alleged to have had flirtatious emails with this kelley who you talked about being the whistleblower. >> whistleblower, right. >> there is a few hundred to a few thousand depending who is counting of emails between ms. kelley and general allen. the problem for general allen is there a specific charge in the uniformed code of military justice, military law article 134 that applies to him as it might to general petraeus if he had an affair while he was in uniform. >> bill: he says he did not, correct? >> general allen is saying there was nothing going on between them.
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
boeing, to cat pillar, lock keyed harr continue, boston scientific, these are thousands of jobs if you add them all up. >> yeah. >> laura: what's going on here. a lot of them citing obama care because of the implementing cost of that. >> nothing related to the election of the president should be a reason why anybody is going through layoffs. it's not like it was a surprise that the president could have won re-election on tuesday. that should have been something that people maybe put a part of their first alert forecast for a long time. and anybody who needs to lay off workers right now, they had systemic problems long before tuesday. >> laura: businesses aren't making legitimate business decisions exside technology, bristol myers. >> they might be legitimate business decisions but it's not because of the results of the election. come on. >> laura: some of them are actually saying it's the result of the election. >> they may be saying it to absolve them of their own i how the business has or has not grown, really come on. >> laura: you think that employers generally enjoy laying off par
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
must be very, very special. here it is. ♪ ♪ ♪ . >> bill: joining us now from boston to explain the madness, psychiatrist dr. keith ablow. all right. so the guy, remember the pony? he's just doing the pony. >> the pony. >> bill: the pony. that's what he's doing. he's jumping up and down and 800 million views of this? what's going on? >> well, look, there will be those who dismiss this as having no meaning, just a good beat. and a lot of fun. i won't be one of those dissing it because when you approach a billion views on youtube, and surpass justin bieber, perhaps you're tapping into something. i think what this fellow is tapping into is in fact this sipsy, is tapping into the fact that people don't want meaning right now. music, the most popular music apparently is that without intelligible words to some extent, it's simply conveys it to a distant place, beat wise, doesn't try to convince you of anything. that doesn't try to raise your emotions. it just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. not reality, not feeling north texas meaning.
Nov 22, 2012 1:00am PST
are a good boston boy. >> i'm a good boston boy. i love america. >> bill: you write this country, i assume that's america. including you and most of the people related to you by berthor marriage or both is populated by beings so blessed so long they have become almost completely immune any interest other than their own. >> true. >> bill: come on. >> how many people in just your daily walking around. >> bill: i don't walk around. i have people carry me. [ laughter ] >> well then you don't have to worry about it you are being carried around. don't you notice some of these morons walking around with their heads down texting or whatever they are doing while they are walking. >> bill: there is a lot of narcissism in our society. >> not everybody. not you, not me. i don't know about you, leary but almost everybody else. >> bill: you are making money. >> i don't walk around. >> you are making big money on your books. you are basically saying this country is doomed. we are out of it we are a bunch of pinheads. >> i'm not saying that we are out of it or that he we are doomed. it's still the